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Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
to fight aids, and we also have francis collins from the national institute of health. michelle from you and aids. debra, who is carrying on the great work as our acting global aids coordinator. thank you all for joining us today. every year, this is a moment to reflect on how far we have come. those of you who lived through the aids epidemic know all too well the fear and the stigma and how hard people had to fight to be seen or heard. or to be treated with faith -- basic compassion. you remember how little we knew about how to prevent aids or how to treat it. what we did know was the devastation that it inflicted. striking down vibrant men and women in the prime of their lives. spreading from city to city and country to country seemingly overnight. today, that picture has transformed. thanks to the courage and love of so many of you in this room and around the world. awareness has soared. research has surged. prevention, treatment, and care are now saving millions of lives. in some of the poorest countries as well. for many, with testing and ask us to the right treatment, the disease t
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
sister and me, this country made sure we didn't go hungry. when michelle, the daughter of a ship worker at a water plant and a secretary wanted to go to college, just like me, this country helped us afford it until we could pay it back. so it drives me as a grandson, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving, hardworking, optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. [applause] it has been the driving force between everything we've done these past five years. and over the course of the next year and for the rest of my presidency, that's where you should expect us to focus all of our efforts. [applause] now, you'll be pleased to know this is not a state of the union address. [laughter] and many of the ideas that can make the biggest difference in expanding opportunity i presented before. but let me offer a few key principles, just a road map that i believe should guide us in both our legislative agenda and our administrative efforts. to begin with, we have to continue to relentlessly push a growth agenda. it may be true that
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